Simple model of species composition in a competitive community


485 Hierarchical species structure is the species list of a biocenose, rearranged according to a decrease in spe cies abundance. This series of numbers is commonly approximated by a simple mathematical model. At present, four models are used to describe the structure of communities: hyperbolic equation, broken stick model, lognormal distribution, and geometric series (Pesenko, 1982). In this work, we provide a theoretical justification for the latter model. The species structure of Pacific salmons (Oncorhynchus) is used as an example.

DOI: 10.1134/S0032945214040110

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@article{Sukhanov2014SimpleMO, title={Simple model of species composition in a competitive community}, author={V. V. Sukhanov}, journal={Journal of Ichthyology}, year={2014}, volume={54}, pages={485-488} }